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joburgcityThe Citizen reports that City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda has defended his large contingent of bodyguards, saying he only has eight bodyguards and not 10.

Gwamanda came under public criticism following media reports about his security detail and the fleet of luxury vehicles that accompanies him to various places. He used his response to the State of the City Address (SOCA) to clarify allegations that he and his coalition partners were abusing the City’s resources. “I do not have 10 bodyguards. The eight bodyguards that are there were given to me by councillor Mpho Phalatse. The car that I am being driven in is a car that I got from Mpho Phalatse,” Gwamanda indicated. “I travel in my private car more than I do with bodyguards, that’s the kind of leader that I am. The City of Johannesburg embraces me in the absence of protectors,” he added. Gwamanda accused the DA of passing down the large number of bodyguards that the mayor and the speaker of the council enjoyed. But the DA has denied this. The party said it was not against the mayor and his mayoral team getting VIP protection, but they were concerned about the increased amount.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Itumeleng Mafisa at The Citizen

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